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Introducing CXMP, the B2B Marketplace for SIAL

CXMP is a new digital platform for SIAL, as well as other tradeshows in the Comexposium group, which gives visitors and exhibitors the chance to meet and collaborate all year round.

How the hospitality industry is reinventing F&B to diversify its business model?

How to manage Food & Beverage to create value? How to provide consumers with solutions? In this episode, Ian Di Tullio, Chief Commercial Officer South Europe in charge of Guest Services at Accor presents solutions to make F&B a creator of value for companies and proposes solutions to the hospitality industry about how it's reinventing…

Redefine Meat a step closer to market launch after raising $29 million

Tech innovator in the meat alternatives sector, Redefine Meat, has completed a US$29 million Series A funding round that will be used to expand the company’s product portfolio and support its launch and international growth this year. Redefine, founded in 2018, uses proprietary industrial 3D printers that replicate the texture, flavour, and eating experience of…

Energy ratings for refrigerated vending machines coming soon

Energy inefficient refrigerated food and drink vending machines will soon be banned from sale in the EU and UK as new regulations come in from 1 March. According to the European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA), the new Ecodesign & Energy Labelling Regulations mean that refrigerated vending units will have an official energy rating…

CARREFOUR KEEN TO RESTART TAKEOVER TALKS

Grocery retailer Carrefour has said that it is open to takeover opportunities, despite the French government blocking talks between the retailer and Canadian group Couche-Tard. Alexandre Bompard, Carrefour’s Chief Executive and Chairman, said: “We were only at the beginning of the discussions [with Couche-Tard]. There was opposition from the French government, at a time when…

Lockdowns help Nomad Foods achieve near double-digit sales growth

Nomad Foods, one of Europe’s largest frozen food manufacturers, has announced near double-digit sales growth in 2020, but more modest increases are expected this year.Lockdowns have hit restaurant and cafe sales across the continent, leading consumers to spend more on meals prepared at home, including those made from frozen foods.In preliminary results announced earlier this…

Sweden leads its neighbours in promoting organic food within the public sector

Sweden leads its neighbours in the amount of organic food served in hospitals, kindergartens and other public-sector canteens, according to a new study.Research from the University of Copenhagen found that organic food had a 39% market share in the Swedish public sector, compared to 22% in Denmark and just 1% in Norway.Academics say the findings,…

UK GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES €26.5 MILLION SEAFOOD DISRUPTION SUPPORT SCHEME

A new fund, launched by the UK Government, will cover up to €115,351 of losses per business caused by delays related to the export of fresh or live fish and shellfish to the European Union during January 2021. The UK-wide Seafood Disruption Support Scheme will provide up to €26.5 million of financial assistance. The fund…

LOCKDOWN DISRUPTS THE UK’S CHRISTMAS MEAT TRADITIONS

Fresh beef, fish and pork all prospered in the four weeks to December 27 as UK consumers celebrated Christmas under tight restrictions – up collectively by £70 million (€80.9m) compared with the same period last year.  The latest retail figures from Kantar for the 12 weeks to December 27, showed that meat sales were up…

UK ORGANIC MARKET HITS HIGHEST GROWTH LEVEL IN 15 YEARS

The UK’s organic market is now worth £2.79 billion (€3.2bn), after a 12.6% growth in sales in 2020, according to data from the Soil Association Certification’s Organic Market Report 202. The market has now reached its highest growth rate in 15 years, outperforming growth in the non-organic sector. During 2020, more than £50 million (€57.7m)…

Carlsberg trials glass bottles in UK with much lower carbon impact

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC) has partnered with glass supplier, Encirc, to test glass bottles with a high recycled content that can cut the carbon impact of each bottle by up to 90%. One million beer bottles have been manufactured for the Carlsberg Danish Pilsner brand as part of the trial. Glass bottles account for…

Aspire Food Group lands $13m to build world’s first automated cricket protein plant

Aspire Food Group, based in Ontario, Canada, has been awarded US$13.3 million by the industry-led, non-profit NGen Canada to construct a cricket protein manufacturing facility – a world first. Aspire is partnering with Telus Agriculture, DarwinAI, Swift Labs, and A&L Laboratories for the project which will put Canada at the forefront of the emerging insect…

Don’t throw away, think SOLAAL!

SIAL is a partner of SOLAAL, a recognized association of general interest, which facilitates the link between donors in the agricultural and food sectors and food aid associations. In the context of Covid-19, SOLAAL can help you, free of charge, to find outlets for your unsold items and to provide an intermediation service with food…

SIAL Insights – the best of SIAL Paris, online!

Discover the very best in global food trends and innovation during SIAL Insights Online - October, 22nd at 10am. On the agenda Exclusive food studies: Discover the evolution of consumer expectations, product innovation and FAFH trends in 11 countries around the world!Celebration of the winners of  SIAL Innovation, the benchmark for food innovation competitions: Discover the most…
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